Monday, June 08, 2009

It Never Rains in Estes Park....

The weather in Estes recently has been very cool and rainy. Most of this week will be in the mid-50s and low-60s, and we're looking at possible thunderstorms as well (and a full day of showers on Wednesday). And last night's low hovered just about freezing.

This may seem like unseasonable weather if we think about the past few years. But that's not a good barometer; the past few years have been drought conditions. This cool weather and constant precipitation is actually normal. I remember when the fambly vacationed in RMNP about ten (?) years ago, it rained in the early afternoon almost every day.

We've been experiencing that this last two weeks--both sprinkles and downpours. We need all the moisture we can get to mitigate fire danger, especially considering the abundance of trees killed by pine beetles. Although it'd be nice to have a bit warmer temperatures.

Now if you'd excuse me, I think I'm going to go get under a blanket with a book.